Thursday, November 21, 2019

Plant-Based Diets: How Choline Deficiency Affects Childhood Brain Development and Alzheimer’s

Researchers are becoming increasingly concerned that plant-based and vegan diets can lead to widespread deficiencies of dietary choline, an essential nutrient that is critical...

New Compound Reverses Memory Loss linked to Aging and Depression

A new therapeutic compound developed at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows promise for reversing the memory loss linked to depression...

New Hope for Stroke Recovery: Mechanism for Repairing Damaged Brain Cells...

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet...

Oxytocin Acts on New Class of Brain Cells to Drive Attraction...

Oxytocin, the body's natural love potion, helps couples fall in love, makes mothers bond with their babies, and encourages teams to work together. Now...

Food for Creativity: Tyrosine Promotes Deeper Thinking in New Study

Steve Jobs swore by a fruit diet, believing it improved his ability to concentrate, and he wasn't wrong: food with high levels of tyrosine,...

New “Magical World” Theory of Autism Suggests Disorder Rooted in Impaired...

Autism is characterized by many different symptoms: difficulty interacting with others, repetitive behaviors, and hypersensitivity to sound and other stimuli. MIT neuroscientists have put...

Alzheimer’s-Related Memory Loss Reversed for First Time

Patient one had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got...

Study Finds ‘Portal 2’ Better at Improving Cognitive Skills Than ‘Luminosity’

A trio of researchers at Florida State University has conducted a small study the results of which suggest that the video game Portal 2...

Study Suggests Vitamin D May Prevent Age-Related Memory Impairment

If you don't want to dumb down with age, vitamin D may be the ticket. Daily supplementation of vitamin D over several months helped...

Marijuana Use Reduces Death Rates in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Surveying patients with traumatic brain injuries, a group of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute researchers report that those who tested positive for THC, the...

Brain Tumor Cells Destroyed by Mitochondrial ‘Smart Bomb’

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling mitochondria, the cells' energy source, has passed early tests in animal models and human...

Modeling Shockwaves Through The Brain

Since the start of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 soldiers have returned to the United States with traumatic brain...